• Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Is The Bible the Word of God?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on September 16th, 2013

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    Prophecy: The Fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

    Prophecy: The Fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

    Luke 19:43-44 For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.

    Matthew 24:34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.

    The context of Jesus’ revelation to the disciples, in Luke 19:29-21:24, is directly after Palm Sunday, 32 A.D. Jesus is describing the judgment that will come upon Israel for her rejection of Him as the Messiah. The fulfillment of this prophecy occurred within one 40-year generation, in 70 A.D., as Titus brought his army against Jerusalem, sacked the city, and destroyed the Temple, leaving “not one stone was left upon another,” just as Jesus had predicted.

    Matthew Chapter 24 is essentially the same account that Luke records, as Jesus is seen at the Temple with the disciples. He tells those in attendance that “not one stone shall be left upon another….” This took place exactly as Jesus had predicted.

  • Why Salvation is a Free Gift

    Why Salvation is a Free Gift

    Evolution is a “theory” for how life began, not a provable and tested fact. Why then do we allow the declaration that evolution is a settled fact to continue? Until evolution can be proven, other theories such as creation, and intelligent design should be studied, talked about, and taught as valid and plausible possibilities for how life began. Liberals pride themselves on being open minded. Except when it comes to matters of evolution, abortion, or accountability to a Creator. In these issues, those who think of themselves as being very wise and evolved in their free thinking, have absolutely no tolerance for any other opinion.

    When we hear celebrities such as Bill Maher make statements that evolution is an established fact, it causes us to wonder just how smart many of these public figures really are. Some famous people seem to believe that because someone with the letters “Phd.” Behind their name says that something is a fact, that it must be a fact. Of course the reason that evolution is so widely accepted is not for it’s scientific truth, or established facts, it is because it eliminates the need for God and thereby allows a person to live their life anyway that they choose, and be free from guilt for their sins.

  • Prophecies of Scientific, Mathematical, and Astronomical Knowledge

    Prophecies of Scientific, Mathematical, and Astronomical Knowledge

    Three thousand years ago, the writer of Psalm 19 described the Sun as following a “circuit”, or circular course, through the universe.

    Psalms 19:4-6 He has set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, 5 And rejoices like a strong man to run its race. 6 Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

    Today, through the use of powerful telescopes, we no know that the sun is part of an enormous spiral galaxy called “the Milky Way”. The sun does in fact, move in a “circuit” or circular course through the universe, at speeds of more than 600,000 miles per hour. The milky way galaxy itself is flying through space at an estimated speed of over 2 million miles per hour.

    How did the Psalmist know this 3,000 years ago? Obviously, he didn’t know. The Bible claims that “Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

    2 Peter 1:21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

    The amazing power of the Living God, is such that He is able to speak to men who have set themselves aside for the Lord, so as to be used by Him. They write under the inspiration of the Spirit of God, what He wants them to say. Why this is difficult for people to believe, is beyond me. It is logical that if there is a God that has the technology and power to create this vast and complex universe, He is certainly able to cause men to write what He wants them to write and preserve it over time.

  • Fulfilled Prophecy, Is The Bible the Word of God?

    Posted on May 23rd, 2012

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    The Old Testament Confirmed in the New Testament

    The Old Testament Confirmed in the New Testament

    Are the book of the Old Testament reliable? Did the events described in the Old Testament Scriptures, actually happen?

    The Great Flood.
    The Coming of the Messiah
    Jonah and the Whale.
    The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
    There are over 250 quotations from Old Testament books that are found in the New Testament. Most of the books of the Old Testament are directly cited as Scripture in the New Testament. The evidence is as follows:

    Genesis
    Jesus cites the creation account of humanity in Genesis 1:27 as authoritative Scripture.

    And he answered and said, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’” Matthew 19:4-5.

  • Memorial Day: Places of Testing and Growth

    Memorial Day: Places of Testing and Growth

    Today we celebrate “Memorial Day”.

    It is a day that we set aside to remember those who have sacrificed their lives over the years, so that we might be free and safe here in the United States of America.

    “Memorial Day”, is to help us remember, but the Bible also wants for us to celebrate other “Memorial Days”. Days in which the Lord has shown us His mighty power, His Love, and who He is.

    Days in which we might “Remember” who our God is, and that He has the power to also deliver us.

    Exodus 12:14 So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance

  • The Bible is the Most Valid Historical Document in the World

    The Bible is the Most Valid Historical Document in the World

    What makes an ancient document valid and reliable?

    Surprisingly, the criteria is the same for all documents of antiquity. According to the “Rules for Evidence”, as administered in all courts of law in the United States:

    “Every document, apparently ancient, coming from the proper repository or custody, and bearing on its face no evident marks of forgery, the law presumes to be genuine, and devolves on the opposing party the burden of proving it to be otherwise.”

    The burden for showing that an ancient document is not valid, is on the opposing party who makes the objection. This means that any document that verifies the old or new testament scriptures, is considered valid under the rules of evidence, unless it shows the marks of forgery, when it is found in the normal place (church) that such documents would expect to be found, and has been used by the institutions that would normally be in custody of such documents.

  • Internal Proof of the Bible’s Authenticity

    Internal Proof of the Bible’s Authenticity

    The internal structure of the gospels, proves their authenticity.

    It is the contention of Atheists and Bible skeptics, that the Christians accounts of Jesus Christ, found in the four gospels are “fabrications”. Some acknowledge that a man called Jesus did live about 2,000 years ago, but there was nothing remarkable, nor miraculous about his life. Others would have us re-write the entire history of man for the past 2,000 years, claiming that there never was a person called Jesus Christ.

    When I read many of the comments made by Atheist’s, I wonder if the people who write these negative comments have actually read and studied the new testament gospels. I wonder if those who write such words have considered the fact that the single life of Jesus Christ has shaped and changed the thinking of the entire world? If He did not exist, and if He is not who He claimed to be, then how is it that He has exercised such tremendous influence upon every facet of human life?

    Just as we know that a person has been in a room, by dusting that room for their fingerprints, when we search the four corners of the earth, we find the fingerprints of Jesus Christ everywhere we look.

  • The Historical Reliability of the Bible

    The Historical Reliability of the Bible

    This month, I have been reading and reviewing several books by leading scholars, on the subject of the reliability of the Bible, as a historical document. As I make comments in my reviews, I often have an opportunity to write an opposing view to Atheist readers and skeptics of the Bible.

    The following is an article that I wrote today, in response to criticism that the new testament is not a reliable historical document, because it is of religious nature.

    The new testament stands alone as a valid, reliable, historical document. It is laughable that the new testament is rejected by so many, strictly because it is a Christian document and of religious origin. That is to say, “You really cannot trust those Christians you know, they don’t know how to write good eye witness testimony, nor can they keep reliable records.”

    The facts is that the new testament scriptures would be held as credible and reliable evidence, according to the rules for evidence by the great history of the legal profession.

    What makes an ancient document valid and reliable?

  • Reasonable Answers For the Existence of God

    Reasonable Answers For the Existence of God

    One of the barriers for many in believing that God exists, that the Bible is true, or that the God created the universe, are some very good questions that remain unanswered.

    For many others who claim to not believe in God, unbelief is a matter of the will, not the lack of sufficient evidence. For a minority of those who are sincerely seeking truth, these genuinely want to know if God exists, but have not found reasonable answers to their questions. Some of those questions that are obstacles to a belief in God, have nothing to do with evidence, but are those perceived contradictions perceived in the mind of those with doubts.

    Some of these barriers to belief, are question such as: “How evil could exist, as it does in the world”, if there is an all powerful God?” “If God truly loves human beings as is claimed, why does he allow so much human suffering?” “How could there be a God who truly cares about us, yet allows evil men to carry out their brutal and cruel acts?” “Why do so many bad things happen to so many good people?”

  • Easter, Frank Morison, Is The Bible the Word of God?, Resurrection/Easter

    Posted on December 30th, 2011

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    2. The Real Case Against The Prisoner

    2. The Real Case Against The Prisoner

    I remember this aspect of the question coming home to me one morning with new and unexpected force. I tried to picture to myself what would happen if some two thousand years hence a great controversy should arise about one who was the center of a criminal trial, say, in 1922. By that time most of the essential documents would have passed into oblivion. An old faded cutting of The Times or Telegraph, or perhaps some tattered fragment of a legal book describing the case, might have survived to reach the collection of an antiquary. From these and other fragments the necessary conclusions would have to be drawn. Is it not certain that people living in that far-off day, and desiring to get at the real truth about the man concerned, would go first to the crucial question of the charge on which he was arraigned? They would say: “What was all the trouble about? What did his accusers say and bring against him?” If, as in the present instance, several charges appear to have been preferred, they would ask what was the real case against the prisoner.

  • 1. The Book That Refused To Be Written

    1. The Book That Refused To Be Written

    I suppose that most writers will confess to having hidden away somewhere in the secret recesses of their most private drawer the first rough draft of a book that, for one reason or another, will never see the light of day.

    Usually it is Time — that hoary offender — who has placed his veto on the promised task. The rough outline is drawn up in a moment of enthusiasm and exalted vision; it is worked on for a time and then it is put aside to await that leisured “tomorrow” that so often never comes. Other and more pressing duties assert themselves; engagements and responsibilities multiply; and the treasured draft sinks farther and deeper into its ultimate hiding place. So the years go by, until one day the writer awakens to the knowledge that, whatever other achievements may be his, this particular book will never be written.

  • Ten Commandments Scroll, Evidence of Biblical Truth

    Ten Commandments Scroll, Evidence of Biblical Truth

    It seems that there is no end to the attacks made by those who hate God, the Bible and all those who love both. For centuries, scoffers have claimed that the Bible is not reliable, nor is it the word of God. Those who make such claims, fail to make their judgments based on logical deduction.
    The basis for validating all historical documents is the same, whether they be of religious or secular origin.

    Those documents which are held to be authentic and reliable, must come from a source where the accounts are written by those who have first hand knowledge of the events that took place. The proof that God has revealed himself to man by a special revelation, is the claim of those who recorded the events of scripture.

    The fact that all men are of spiritual nature, is evident as seen universally in every culture, and during all periods of man’s existence on the earth. It is apparent that man has an insatiable desire to worship. Whether the object of that adoration is the True and Living God, or some other god or object, depends on the personal revelation of the individual. For those who have had access to the old and new testaments of the Bible, their revelation of God brings them to worship the God of the Bible. In other cultures and societies where the Bible has not been known and read, men create in their best imagination, what they presume God to be. The fact remains that every society from the dawn of man’s existence on the earth, has practiced worship. The truth of these facts logically conclude that man was born with this ability for worship, and that it was not acquired by his environment. The manner and place to which a man may live, lends to the type and direction of his worship, but it does not create the origin of man’s insatiable desire for worship.

  • Salvation Made Simple

    Salvation Made Simple

    If a person takes the time to investigate the difference between Christianity and all of the other religions of the world, they will notice a profound difference.

    In all the religions of the world, each share a common bond: The requirement of that religion for the participant to perform in such a way, in order to be found acceptable.

    Only Christianity declares that there is nothing you can do to earn your salvation, except believe the good news. Jesus Christ bore the sins of all people in his own body while on the cross. He performed all the work, paid the full price, and enables anyone who will believe it, the opportunity to have salvation and eternal life.

    This free gift of eternal life is not true in all other religions of the world:

  • The Law of Human Nature

    The Law of Human Nature

    Have you considered the fact that inside of you there exists a law that you have no control over, that tells you something is right or wrong? We commonly refer to this law as “our conscience”. People who do not have a consciousness that something is wrong are called “Sociopaths”. This is the ability to do absolutely anything, no matter how heinous, and yet feel not guilt or remorse for the act. A person becomes a sociopath by repeatedly doing things that they know are wrong, until they can not longer feel any guilt for having done them.

    The real question here is: “Why is this Moral Law present in us?”

    After all, none of us is perfect and we should not expect anyone else to be perfect. Yet, when someone acts in a certain way, or does a particular thing that displeases us, we might say “that is wrong”. Why do we evaluate the behavior of someone over and above the actual act itself and determine if it is right or wrong?

    There are two principles at work every day in all our lives: One, the fact that people should behave a certain way in a civilized society. Two, The way in which they actually do act.

  • Biblical Justification For Killing Osama Bin Laden?

    Biblical Justification For Killing Osama Bin Laden?

    Since the dramatic killing of the world’s most sought after terrorist Osama Bin Laden by a U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Team, many have questioned whether his killing was a justifiable action. Some Christian leaders have publicly stated that there is no Biblical Justification for the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

    When I heard these statements I immediately asked the question: Have they really read their Bible?

    The Bible is filled with many examples of permission given by God for the killing of people who perpetrate violence and death on other individuals.

    The Amalekites are an example of a nation to whom God specifically instructed His people to completely annihilate, men, women and children.

    1 Samuel 15:2-3 Thus says the LORD of hosts: “I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he ambushed him on the way when he came up from Egypt. Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’ ”

  • The Bible Is Not For Everyone

    The Bible Is Not For Everyone

    The Bible is Not For Everyone.

    While I write these words they seem inappropriate, even wrong. After all, I have always believed for the past 36 years that God intended the Bible be read by everyone. In the sense that God wants all people to know Him and the only way that anyone can really know God is by His Word, the Bible is for everyone.

    What I am hoping to communicate in this short article is the fact that the Bible is not identical to all other books. The Messages from God that the Bible contains are focused on a select few people.

    When anyone chooses to believe in and follow Jesus Christ, that decision was known to God before the earth, time or the universe was ever created. Known to God are all things and He elects to eternal life, all those who He knew in advance, would chose Jesus and make Him Lord and Savior of their life. If a person never chooses Jesus Christ throughout their life, then God has not chosen them. I hope this principle can be understood. The sovereignty of God demands that every soul who makes it to heaven, does so by the foreknowledge and election of God.

  • Working All Things Together For Good

    Working All Things Together For Good

    satan is described as being the ruler, or god of this present world because the rulership of the earth was lost by Adam to satan back in the garden of Eden as described in Genesis.

    When God created Adam He gave dominion of the earth to Adam to rule over it forever. In Adam’s rebellion of God’s commandment he lost dominion of the earth to satan, who became the ruler of the earth.

    When Jesus came to earth and began His public ministry, the Bible records that at the beginning of His public ministry He went into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil for a period of 40 days.

    One of the temptations that satan put before Jesus was to use His power as God to rescue Himself from his hunger and present desperate situation, instead of waiting on the Father to whom Jesus had submitted Himself as a servant on our behalf.

    satan offered to Jesus a shortcut to the Cross. If Jesus would simply bow down to satan and worship him as God, then satan would bequeath all the power and rulership of the earth to Jesus. satan claimed that the rulership of the earth was his to give to whomever he chose.

  • The Bible Gives No Evidence For Life on Other Planets

    The Bible Gives No Evidence For Life on Other Planets

    Researchers today revealed that the “Goldilocks” planet called Gliese (GLEE-zuh) 581g that was said to be orbiting a nearby star, may not exist after all.

    When the announcement was made that an “Exoplanet” that could be very similar to the earth and may in fact contain life, it drew widespread attention all over the world. For years Atheists and non believers have claimed that it is rather prideful of Christians to insist that human being are the only life form found in the universe. The truth is that the Bible reveals that the sole purpose of the Universe was to “Display the Glory of God”.

    Psalms 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard.”

    It appears that the glory and power of the Lord is so great that He felt it necessary to make a public display of that glory so that the doubts and minds of all creation on earth would be settled as to whether or not He exists. That attempt seems to have failed since there remains a vast contingency of those who claim that there is no evidence for the existence of God.

    Isn’t it amazing that Creation itself is not sufficient to stop the mouths of all scoffers for the existence of God? If a truck fell out of the sky and landed in front of these, one would imagine that they would proclaim that the event did not occur and is a figment of the imagination. When Paul wrote the Book of Romans under the direction of the Holy Spirit, he sought to forever shut the mouths of all human excuses for why they do not believe in the one true Living God.

    Romans 1:18-25 “… men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things…. who exchanged the truth of God for the lie..”.

    The fact is that when God created each one of us, he “Hardwired” internally a knowledge of Himself inside of us. Much as a computer designer hard wires a BIOS into a computer that allows it to know what it is and what it’s purpose is. God made us with a knowledge of Him. This is why on the day of judgement when men proclaim that they did not know that God exists, He will show them that place inside themselves where He placed this knowledge.

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